Jun 062017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Joy-Ann Reid-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Contentious debate on
  • Video: Neil Cavuto and sites that parrot them.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Concha: Where in the world is Rachel Maddow?  CNN’s ‘badass‘ women.
  • Eboni K Williams moonlighting.   Calling all specialists.   Q&A: Dana Bash.
  • Maddow, BriWi fuel MSNBC surge.  Megyn’s tepid debut.  Coop in Tenafly.

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May 272017
 
  • Olbermann Watch creator exposes corruption, family is threatened.
  • MediaBuzz videos: MSM blaming Trump
  • Reliable Sources videos: Press accessleaks; blaming Trump for assault.
  • Somerby: Brian Williams led a ‘gang of hacks’ misreporting news.
  • Tortious interference: Should Sean Hannity sue Media Matters?
  • Impartial MSNBC anchor spreads fake news smear about Ivanka.
  • Phil Griffin gets another stint at MSNBC.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Video: Schoen, Kucinich, and Concha assess the
  • Olbermann backs off from confrontation with Bin Laden’s executioner.
May 252017
 
  • Wednesday numbers: Maddow-Hannity-The Five 1-2-3.
  • MSNBC host modestly declares: ‘I speak for America‘.
  • Callahan: The phony ‘rehabilitation‘ of Brian Williams.
  • Fox News team witnesses GOP candidate ‘body slam’ reporter.
  • Fox & Friends video: Jillian Mele takes on the
  • Steinberg: Huckabee show is coming back…but it won’t be on Fox News.
  • The next target: Campaign to get Hannity fired wins some early skirmishes.
Apr 292017
 
  • Lean Forward: Brian Williams rebuked for ‘patronizing’ Maddow.
  • MediaBuzz videos: fixation;
  • Reliable Sources videos: Venomous Trump; anti-media Trump; NY Times.
  • Weprin: Sorry cablers, there was no news to cover at the WHCD.
  • Somerby: Rachel Maddow in the killing fields part one, part two.
  • The perfect solution: let’s just hire a woman to run Fox News.
  • Court rules CNN defamation case can proceed.   Q&A: W Kamau Bell.
  • Kelly is keeping up with the Kardashians.  Morning lovebirds’ road trip.
  • Kludt: Fox & Friends enjoys ratings surge;  Weiss: How F&F warps minds.
  • CNN celebrity chef carries a concealed weapon.  FNC quits Election Pool.
  • Six things you didn’t know about Abby Huntsman.  Sunday talkers: preview.
Feb 242017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Slate reports Colmes death by calling him ‘patsy’, ‘buffoon’.
  • Lean Forward: Ari Melber gets weekly show for 100 days.  Flashback.
  • Spicer excludes CNN et al from press gaggle; CNN media critic reacts.
  • Video: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Sean Hannity
  • Survey says: Coop, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity top most-trusted list.
  • As cable news gets nasty, Zurawik implores pundits to stop the Hitler talk.
  • Cillizza: Trump election making cable news great again (i.e. more partisan).
  • Zucker play:  CNN may boycott the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  • Pundit for sale: Ed Schultz, a progressive on MSNBC, now an RT Trump fan.
  • Lean Forward:  Maddow, Matthews, BriWi anchor Trump address coverage.
  • CNN anchor wants tolerance of men exposing privates in girls’ locker rooms.
  • Video: Anna Kooiman on Aussie TV.  Tucker: an FNC moneymaker.
  • Video: Tucker grills DNC advisor calling Trump for bathroom policy.
  • Megyn and the battle for NBC’s future.  Venezuela’s CNN ban spurs blowback.
Jan 142017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: John Martha
  • Reliable Sources: Trump hostile to facts, sees press as opposition; BuzzFeed.
  • Video: Jesse Watters visits scene of brutal
  • Concha: Trump should make cable news town halls the new fireside chats.
  • The Cable Game: After one week, Greta finds herself in unfamiliar territory.
  • Martha MacCallum rises to primetime.   Chris Wallace pushes back on Shep.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Putin is far from our biggest threat.
  • Fox News contributor running for DNC chair:  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Lean Forward: Maddow, Matthews, Williams anchor inauguration on MSNBC.
Dec 272016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Tucker Carlson-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Don Lemon has a bright idea: let’s refuse to report any Trump tweets.
  • Kelly File video:  Megyn tells the real reasons Hillary wouldn’t talk to her.
  • Playbook: Speculation swirls around Greta and MSNBC’s vacant 6pm slot.
  • Snopes: No, CNN didn’t use shots of the same girl for three different crises.
  • Hasson: Claims by Brian Williams et al about ‘fake news’ may be hyperbolic.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 212016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Eric Bolling-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Lawsuit against Megyn/FNC thrown out.  Push for Kimberly strengthens.
  • Salutin: How did Jake Tapper become a hero?  Q&A: CNN’s Barbara Starr.
  • Farhi: How Ed Schultz went from MSNBC lefty to mouthpiece for Moscow.
  • Did Stelter help promote potentially fake news by uncritically retweeting it?
  • The Cable Game: Noted opponent of ‘fake news’ serves up some of his own?
  • Holmes: The ongoing meltdown over ‘fake news’ is starting to get ridiculous.
  • Dancing with Elephants: On vacation with Coop.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Megyn Kelly-produced series announces cast, premiere date.   Today’s oops.
  • Warren:  Brian Williams’s (low-rated) show is quietly ‘conquering‘ late night.
  • Concha: Media should err on the side of caution when airing videos of death.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Radio host says Trump nominees literally
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
Dec 092016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Sandra Smith 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Is Van Jones another conflict of interest headache for CNN?
  • Outnumbered video: Is the real threat ‘fake news’, or
  • Fake news: MSNBC ‘journalist’ says FNC partied at Trump hotel. Update.
  • Greenwald: Clintonite’s disinfo spread by MSNBC to discredit Wikileaks.
  • Bret Baier talks with Seth Meyers about the challenge of covering Trump.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Is poking around in our elections?
  • Today’s Megyn specularama.  FTV pours cold water on the speculathon.
  • Roy: Hegseth would be a ‘grand slam‘ pick.   VA whistleblower weighs in.
  • Brian Williams is against ‘fake news’.  Partisans take sides re news outlets.
  • Impartial CNN reporter ‘felt like a new person‘ when taken off Trump beat.
Dec 062016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • James Murdoch touts Fox’s diversity of views: ‘We’re tough on both sides.’
  • Concha: After Tucker NYT editor backpedals criticism of reporters.
  • Post-election ratings: MSNBCNN plunge as FNC scores viewership gains.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz beats Reliable Sources.   Weekend numbers.
  • Esquire profiles the ‘breakout voice of the 2016 election’: truther Van Jones.
  • Rose: CNN’s choice of Van Jones says it all.   Wemple: Zucker took the heat.
  • Watson: CNN to air special on Obama’s legacy anchored by Fareed Zakaria.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Does the risk censoring ‘real’ news?
  • Steinberg: MSNBCNN seeking another Nightline moment with 11pm shows.
Sep 302016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Rachel Maddow-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Say What?! Brian Williams thinks he coined the phrase ‘runaway train’.
  • Wemple takes shot at James Rosen, gets a doozy of a rebuttal in return.
  • Megyn to Hillary: You keep using my name, it’s time to come on my show.
  • Sept numbers: Hannity-Megyn-Bill 1-2-3; Brit lifts On the Record; ranker.
  • More than mere media? Brian Stelter given title: ‘senior correspondent‘.
  • Factor video: Bernard Goldberg to smear Brit Hume.
  • Intramural battle royale: MSNBC analyst calls CNBC colleague a ‘jackass’.
  • Concha: Trump targets Lemon and Joe S; snarky CNN chyrons spare Hillary.
Sep 282016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Will MSNBC rebuke Dean for cocaine smear? ‘Of course not.’
  • Zucker play: CNN renders Lester Holt invisible.  The purloined graphic.
  • Factor videos: Debate analysis with and
  • Tied up in knots: FNC, Tantaros disagree about alleged settlement offer.
  • FNC veep cautions staff about online surveys.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Andy Lack calls BriWi’s credibility issues ‘ancient history‘.  ICN disagrees.
  • Sunday showdown: Media Buzz beats Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Impartial CNN anchor: Maybe Trump broke the law.  Q&A: Richard Quest.
  • Fox Business hits new highs.  Steinberg: CNN greenlights Shades season two.
Sep 222016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Don Lemon-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Krinsky: Fox News on target to make 2016 the ‘biggest sales year ever’.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live videos: Mr Bill O’Reilly
  • Discovery CEO: News channels are ‘eating cable tv‘.  Today’s conspiracy.
  • Battaglio: More reasons why ‘Trump TV’ is little more than a pipe dream.
  • Ellison: Roger Ailes final days, from the suit and the strategy to the lockout.
  • Kelly File video: Charlotte clash to the West Bank.
  • Warren: Is Brian Williams’s 11th Hour his path back to respectability?  More.
  • Dana Perino, a ‘thoughtful optimist‘ who eschews Sunday show talking points.
Sep 192016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: Maddow-Hannity-O’Reilly/O’Donnell (tie) 1-2-3.
  • Bloomberg reporter asks: Did Russians order NY attacks to help Trump?!
  • Concha: Pack media resort to bullying the refs ahead of first Prez debate.
  • To smooth Brian Williams’s acceptance MSNBC paired him with Maddow.
  • Meyer: Chris Hayes ridiculed for dumb tweet.  CNN hires Brekke Fletcher.
  • Zengerle: Joe Scarborough has big dreams…including Trump: The Musical?!
  • Lean Forward: Impartial MSNBC reporter agrees, Gore won Florida in 2000.
  • Perino & Stirewalt videos: Candidates what
  • F&F video: Hogue: Mornings get a jarring jolt.  RIP CNN’s Tom Mintier.
Sep 082016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: MSNBC forum-Megyn Kelly-Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Brit boom: On the Record ratings jump, topping MSNBCNN combined.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Kids on bikes elderly Chicago man.
  • Concha: Matt Lauer bullied and shamed for not ‘taking down’ Trump.
  • Grynbaum: Lauer performance panned by ‘critics of all political stripes’.
  • Hannity tells Wemple: ‘The difference between me and you is, I’m honest.’
  • Greta to FNC: Can I have my pictures back?  Maryanne Rafferty resurfaces.
  • Grove: The only person who needs Brian Williams’s show is Brian Williams.
  • Flood: Without Ailes, FNC scores five weekly primetime cable wins in a row.
  • Kelly File videos: Analysis of ‘Commander-in-Chief Forum’
  • Guthrie: Gretchen Carlson settlement could launch ‘repositioning’ of Fox News.